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A classic St. Patrick’s Day menu item in my family was Irish Soda bread. My Mom has a great recipe which I will make and post later this week, but I was interested in trying something different. I came across … Continue reading
Today began with a wonderful brisk walk in the park with Pippi, and it is our routine to stop at Park Ave Coffee on the way home. While I was waiting for my latte, I was eyeing the muffins that … Continue reading
Did you know that St. Louis has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country (behind New Orleans, of course)? The celebration is centered in a neighborhood called Everyone is a friend at the dog parade Soulard, about a … Continue reading
For many years, I was afraid of puff pastry. I know it is irrational, but it always seemed so intimidating. But then I finally tried it and loved it. Now, it is a “go to” part of my appetizer rotation. … Continue reading
Last summer I posted lots of wonderful fruit jams; this is a jam of a whole different sort … bacon. Warning … it can be addicting and is great on bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, as a modified BLT … Continue reading
Today was the St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, and my house happened to be at mile 25 (or 12 for the half marathoners), can you think of a better excuse for a party? As soon as I heard about … Continue reading
Somewhere last winter, when it was freezing and record-breaking blizzards were sweeping the country, there was a group of PR people brainstorming canning season. They probably had a brainstorm brief with an objective along the lines of “Reignite interest in … Continue reading